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CBP Officers at Pharr Import Lot Seize $876,000 worth of Meth in Truck Carrying Cucumbers

Release Date: 
January 30, 2012

PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend seized $876,000 in methamphetamine hidden in a commercial truck.

The methamphetamine was hidden in a load of cucumbers.

CBP officers at Pharr, Texas discovered 58 pounds of methamphetamine in a tractor-trailer.

The seizure occurred on Jan. 27 during an examination conducted at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge import lot. A CBP officer referred a 1998 Kenworth tractor hauling a utility trailer with a shipment of cucumbers for a secondary examination. CBP officers performed an intensive examination and discovered 23 packages containing a total of 58 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the trailer.

The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $876,000. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor trailer.

"This is a significant interception of hard narcotics not typically encountered in the commercial environment," said Efrain Solis, CBP Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. "Our officers are to be commended for their continued ability to detect narcotics while facilitating lawful commerce at the Pharr import lot."nds.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017